Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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  1. 1. experience ego death
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    30 people
  2. 2. Anthropolgy, Nueropharmacologist/Chemist
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    1 person
  3. 3. develop a thick skin
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become a great cook

I’m not an egoist, I only state what my profession is, and I like to think that i’m very good at what I do. I work in professional kitchens, and if you want to do it like that, start washing dishes and read, read, read and read some more, score an apprenticeship or two. Then, prepare to have your ass handed to you on a nightly basis,especially holidays-be prepared to grab your ankles and get ready. Cooking professionally is THE MOST LABOUR INTENSIVE career one can have. You truly must seriously manic or really high everyday to want this life. Do yourself a favor before you even think of Culinary School, work in a kitchen or two, read Kitchen Confidential, oh and if you decide on formal culinary training, it’s not worth the cash, seriously. Check out the American Culinary Federation, and score yourself a few apprenticeships, work your way up like most of us have, if you’ve got drive, stamina, a cool attitude and creativity-you’ll make it. If you come into this world, and it’s nothing like anything else, come prepared and ready for some truly hard work, long hours, little to no breaks, and it’s gets better from there. Accept it or leave. that’s the bottom line-you gotta have dedication.

Anthropolgy, Nueropharmacologist/Chemist
Why Anthropology?

I’ve been fascinated with Psilocybe cubensis and the Azr=tec/Mixtec/Toltecs and Mayans since I was a 6th grader. I was in health class and had to write a report based upon an article from a science journal for pre-teens. Well, I found an article that said these mushrooms could induce such a profound change and that they called it God’s Flesh? Well, I was already way ahead of my age regarding history, and later as I became a sponge for anything related to humanities, consciousness, nuerotransmitters, psychpharmacology, and chemistr, and herbalism plus the occult. This seems to me to be what I always said I wanted to be.I think there’s just something so fascinating about living, observing how others interact. Try it-go to a bar, drink tonic, and observe. It’s amazing..even without any type of entheogen(although it’s humorous!)

experience ego death
Still trying to find the best method.

I can’t really ever say that I have truly experienced ego death-I look forward to it. I have been lost in my head on LSD at the age of 18, but I was fearful and agressive because of my loss(of identity perhaps?) I’m not even sure if that’s ego death, but I’m trying to learn more. This is a huge goal for me, and I understand how painful it can be, and that I’m in no way prepared yet. I think about it almost everyday, I talk about it too much, but for some reason I feel I need it. Hmmm, perhaps that’s why I’m so into sham,ns and mushrooms since I was like in 6th grade? I’d love any suggestions. Are there any other methods other than entheogens or asceticism?


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